Experiencing Interruptions?

Clip Culture: Sotiria, Meshuggah, Self

Three films produced for re:Store Digital Art Fair 2019/Moscow and presented as a single looped three-screens installation on the topic of clip culture - inability to focus one's attention for longer than 8 seconds in a constant search for new impressions.

Seeing three screens in a row, the viewer must make an effort to follow each single plot, while being constantly distracted by a whirlwind of changing images.

SOTIRIA: A fugitive is trying to escape from his pursuers in a dark forest. They aim for the book in his hands, he aims to save the last printed publication on Earth.

MESHUGGAH: In a futuristic school kids are taught to write with the help of gadgets, any other writing tools are prohibited. One of the students breaks the order, what leads to the "fair" punishment. Could the teacher be mistaken, if a genius is hidden behind a deviation?

SELF: Being under an innovative "clip" hypnosis, a woman, while on a psychoanalyst's appointment, experiences the "free associations" method. Her daily evening run gets a new goal: to overtake, despite all obstacles, a mysterious stranger.

Filmed on iPhone 11 Pro with the Moment Anamorphic Lens.

  • Dmitriy Ryabikov
  • Timur Dzhurayev
  • Nastia Polikarpova
  • Dmitriy Ryabikov
  • Fyodor Malyshev
    Key Cast
  • Mark Doronin
    Key Cast
  • Elena Osipova
    Key Cast
  • Alena Kuchkova
    Key Cast
  • Kirill Richter
    Film Score
  • Anna Rozhetskaya
  • Elmira Valeeva
    Costume Design
  • Anastasia Glazova
    Costume Design
  • Gulliver Theis
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Experimental, Short, Web / New Media
  • Genres:
    Drama, Sci-Fi, Action, Thriller
  • Runtime:
    3 minutes 58 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    November 3, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    60,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Russian Federation
  • Country of Filming:
    Russian Federation
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital/iPhone 11 Pro
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • 8 Seconds/re:Store Digital Art Fair 2019
    Russian Federation
    November 6, 2019
Director - Dmitriy Ryabikov